The account book records the names of people attending hunt meetings and subscriptions they paidon those occasions. It also records the period of arrears of subscriptions, and contains tworesolutions relating to the provision of food and wine at the hunt meeting. Notable subscribersrecorded include the Earl of Scarborough, the Duke of Portland, Lord Edward Bentinck, Lord GeorgeCavendish, Lord Marlborough and Lord Galway. The account book runs from the November meeting of 1797to the November meetings of 1804.
Account book of the Worksop Hunt, 1797-1804
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- ReferenceGB 159 MS 242
- Dates of Creation1797-1804
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The origins and early history of the Worksop Hunt are not known. It is likely that it developedas a traditional fox hunt gathering, based around a large country house and run over farmland aroundWorksop. The Dukes of Newcastle were the principal land owners in the parish of Worksop at the time.The hunts would have been run once or twice during the winter months and were preceded or followedby a formal hunt dinner. The account book described here indicates that the hunt was a prestigiousevent attended by many leading local landowners and dignitaries.
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The volume was transferred to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts inDecember 1971.